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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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$413: Ether Prices Within a Whisker of All-Time High
23 Nov 2017 15:32 The price of ether, ethereum's native token, has brushed all-time highs above $400 – falling just a dollar short of June's record.

Air New Zealand, Winding Tree Team Up for Blockchain Exploration
23 Nov 2017 15:00 Air New Zealand is partnering with decentralized travel platform Winding Tree to explore blockchain tech for ticket booking and baggage tracking.

Flying High: Bitcoin Cash Rallies on Korean Volume Spike
23 Nov 2017 14:25 Amid high trading volumes in South Korea, bitcoin cash is flying high today and could gain more altitude in the near-term.

UC Berkeley, KyberNetwork Partner for Decentralized Exchange Research
23 Nov 2017 13:30 KyberNetwork is teaming up with a University of California blockchain group for research on ways to improve the decentralized exchange model.

South Korean Finance Watchdog Has 'No Plans' to Regulate Bitcoin Trading
23 Nov 2017 12:40 The governor of a South Korean financial regulator has said it has "no plans" to supervise cryptocurrency trading.

Autonomous Data Networks and Why The World Needs Them
07 Oct 2017 08:00 At MaidSafe we talk about the SAFE Network being ‘autonomous’, but what does that really mean? The phrase is something that we are becoming more familiar with, as we hear talk of autonomous vehicles and autonomous robots; as such we probably have a grasp of the underlying concept that autonomous machines do things for themselves. […]

SAFE Network Alpha 2 (The Authenticator) Launch Announcement
21 Sep 2017 21:03 Today we are excited to be releasing the next major milestone in the roll out of the SAFE Network, Alpha 2 – The Authenticator. This latest step is a culmination of a significant amount of hard work from the MaidSafe team, and much testing from the superb SAFE Network community. The result is a new […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto